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Chesterfield 1-2 Crawley Town

Lewis Young bagged a stoppage-time winner as in-form Crawley beat Chesterfield.

Louis Reed had given the hosts a first-half lead before the impressive Karlan Ahearne-Grant levelled on his Red Devils debut.

The visitors have now won six of their last seven games, while the Spireites slip back into the relegation zone.

Ahearne-Grant made his intentions clear in the first minute with a powerful run and shot but it was the Spireites who took the lead in the 18th minute.

A corner was partially cleared and Reed anticipated well before firing in low from 25 yards.

Crawley looked to level before the break, Mark Connolly having an effort cleared off the line, Josh Yorwerth heading wide and Ahearne-Grant forcing two good saves from Aaron Ramsdale.

The second half started at a high-tempo and both keepers made good saves before Ahearne-Grant picked his way through a hesitant defence to level the scores.

The two sides shared half chances in the final half-hour before Young dramatically won the game in added time, the full-back firing home after some poor defending from Chesterfield.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 28Weir
  • 35Nelson
  • 20Maguire
  • 33Whitmore
  • 37KayBooked at 47minsSubstituted forHinesat 70'minutes
  • 25Reed
  • 26McCourt
  • 40Mottley-HenrySubstituted forRowleyat 70'minutes
  • 19DoddsSubstituted forO'Gradyat 79'minutes
  • 9Dennis

Substitutes

  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 10O'Grady
  • 15Rowley
  • 27Barry
  • 30Parkin
  • 41Hines
  • 44Brown

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 6ConnollySubstituted forLelanat 79'minutes
  • 3Doherty
  • 21Bulman
  • 8Smith
  • 9Ahearne-GrantSubstituted forEvinaat 86'minutes
  • 25RandallBooked at 45mins
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forTajbakhshat 90'minutes
  • 23Verheydt

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 5McNerney
  • 12Mersin
  • 19Evina
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 22Lelan
  • 27Sanoh
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
5,159

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Crawley Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Crawley Town 2.

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Crawley Town 2. Lewis Young (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jimmy Smith following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Alex Whitmore (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Thomas Verheydt (Crawley Town).

Sid Nelson (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Zavon Hines (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Aryan Taj replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Josh Lelan.

Josh Lelan (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Cedric Evina replaces Karlan Ahearne-Grant.

Attempt blocked. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jak McCourt (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Zavon Hines (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Lelan replaces Mark Connolly.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Chris O'Grady replaces Louis Dodds.

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Zavon Hines replaces Josh Kay.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Joe Rowley replaces Dylan Mottley-Henry.

Attempt missed. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Thomas Verheydt (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sid Nelson (Chesterfield).

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Josh Yorwerth.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Crawley Town 1. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Doherty.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Robbie Weir.

Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Thomas Verheydt (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Attempt saved. Josh Kay (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Wycombe30167759431655
3Notts County30159652331954
4Mansfield301411546331353
5Accrington29164951361552
6Exeter29163104034651
7Swindon30163114742551
8Coventry301551035231250
9Lincoln City301310743301349
10Colchester31121094237546
11Newport31121094138346
12Crawley31136123436-245
13Carlisle30118114241141
14Stevenage31108134044-438
15Cambridge30108122841-1338
16Cheltenham3199134146-536
17Grimsby3299142944-1536
18Yeovil3097144350-734
19Port Vale3197153441-734
20Morecambe31710142941-1231
21Crewe3092193553-1829
22Forest Green3185183354-2129
23Chesterfield3176183155-2427
24Barnet3057182946-1722
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